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gaffe - social blunder
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
garner - gather; store up; amass
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
incorporeal - without a material body; insubstantial
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
camaraderie - good-fellowship; CF. comrade